'''''16 Lovers Lane''''' was the sixth album by Australian indie rock
group The Go-Betweens
, released in 1988 by Beggars Banquet Records
. Prior to the recording of the album, longtime bassist Robert Vickers left the band when the other group members decided to return to Australia after having spent several years in London, England; he was replaced by John Willsteed
. The album was recorded at Studios 301
in Sydney, between Christmas 1987 and Spring 1988.
''16 Lovers Lane'' was the final release from the original version of the band. The Go-Betweens broke up in 1989 and would produce no other material until Grant McLennan
and Robert Forster (musician)|Robert Forster
reformed the band, with a completely different line-up of personnel, in 2000.